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Take to the Grass
Blow the mud and cobwebs off you car and get ready for the new 2016 season fun starts on 27th March. Regulations Now available.
CCC Castles Tour No 1
Coltness anounce the start of our touring calendar by visiting 10-15 castles of various grandure and state of ruin around Lanarkshire, Ayrshire and Dumfries and Galloway. The 150 mile round trip will commence on the 9th April. Regulations and entry are now available.
Throw Away the Sat Nav.
We plan on running mor informative evenings with Chris Paton learning the skills of rally navigation. This will allow us to successfully run a navigational road rally near the end of the year. Watch the events page for more information.
2016 Membership due.
The 2016 membership fees are now due. Dont miss out Please contact Alex Lindsay for your membership pack. Club Membership forms Can be downloaded here
Club nights updates.
This weeks car club meeting will be a social get together. Its at our usual place, Dalserf Bowling Club, Ashgill. . We are meeting at Dalserf Bowling club in Ashgill. Fun starts sharp around 730. Members and non members will be made most welcome. check out the tab above for information on the evenings entertainment Come along and join the action.
CCC Castle Tour 2016
190 miles of the finest roads in Lanarkshire, Ayrshire and Dumfries and Galloway Route will pass by (or as close as we can without going up a dead end) at least 15 castles of various grandeur and state of ruin. Wonderful scenery, hills, mountains, sea, challenging roads etc etc....

Start and Finish at Dalserf bowling club

Entry fee £40 for a crew of two include a refreshments/snacks at halfway halt and buffet at finish as well as documentation/rally plate

Open to all types and age of car, provided road legal. However want to encourage use of classic cars, sports cars or other toys that people may have in the garage. There may be prizes for anything out of the ordinary.....

Easy navigation and PoI book will provided in case anyone wants to learn something (from Wikipedia...). Again might be prizes for those who get most lost!

Entry forms Can be downloaded here

Regulations Can be downloaded here

Post or email Stephen Smellie 81 The Oval, Clarkston, Glasgow, G76 8LU or 07747 604974

tour@coltnesscarclub.com
The Loudon-Clear Guide to Rallying
Our very own Rally navigator Stuart Loudon gives us the inside track to rallying in the UK and further afield. Find his regular report in the rally section.

Training and Help!

This is a big, bad, sweary word these days. But there is no getting round it. The MSA (with the urging of the Scottish Government ringing in its ears) is hellbent on getting everyone involved in the sport trained, from Child Welfare Officers to Safety Delegates, from Marshals to Rally Organisers. To a great many of us, it seems ridiculous that we need to be trained for jobs that we've all been doing for years. Sadly, there is no way round this. If the sport is to survive then we have to do it. Fortunately it sounds a lot worse than it is.

Basic training consists of a Q&A session on the MSA website while additional training for those who wish to progress in the sport as Clerks of the Course or Opening Car crews will be handled at seminars staged around the country.

For instance, Stuart Sheridan attended a Senior Officials Training Event at the weekend. Apparently he didn't fall asleep and stated: "It was a very good course and very well run. A lot of interesting things were brought forward and discussed."

As of 2017 all people working as part of an organising team as well as marshalling require to have a licence and a certificate. The basic marshal certificate can be done online and then upgraded as you go along. Anyone working as an Official/HQ on an event must hold an Official's licence by 2017.

There is also a requirement for 2016 for at least 1 member of the organising team for an event who is running a safety car to have been trained. As of 2017 every safety car personnel requires to be trained. This applies to all events whether tar or gravel. Stuart is trying to find out when and where this training is taking place.

At the moment they cannot enforce for this year as no training has been held. In short we all have a lot of training to do this year if we wish to run any competitive events next year.

More Info on Training click here:MSA Training

To undertake the basic Marshal training module, register here:MSA Members login

Oh, and by the way, don't worry about registering your details with the MSA, they will not sell your info to the junk mail terrorists. This is purely to send out more info on events and marshalling. So it's actually a good thing to sign up to!
One of Scotlands Most Friendly Car Club
Each year we coordinate and run a successful Autotest championship runnng on tarmac, grass and gravel, The Colin McRae Forest Stages and we regularly meet for club social nights fortnightly.
The social nights meet every 2nd monday in Dalserf bowling club, Ashgill. During which we arrange various different activities like motorsport quizzes, tabletop rallies, car treasure hunts and driver forums. Members and non members will be made most welcome.
Why not come and meet all the Coltness characters and listen to the stories of Rallying old and new.  You will me made very welcome. Click HERE for directions.
Scottish Car Clubs update
Coltness car club is part of the Scottish Car Clubs Group. It has been set up to allow all of the scottish car clubs to advertise there events and relay important information to all members. Every month it publishes motorsport information for all activities held in Scotland. To look at the newsletter click HERE.